Whales! Mate!

In Finding Nemo, there’s a part where Marlin and Dory meet a humpback whale right in the turbid waters of Sydney Harbor. At that part, I commented to Amy that such things could not possibly happen near a big city port.

Well, I was wrong. Turns out it’s a fairly common occurrence down there.

Followup: Blogged at Shalom’s. Australia really is an action-packed place, ain’t it?


  1. Steve says:

    wow, i didn’t know that, and i did wonder about it.

  2. Jan says:

    I didn’t think anyone else had noticed this. I blogged on it yesterday. It happens occasionally here. One whale spent several days here a couple of years ago. This visit was only for a few hours. It was great to see the shots, taken throughthe girders of our bridge down into the water.



  3. ritchie says:

    ahhh, i was thinking the exact same thing. i mean how could a WHALE fit in such a small area. but i guess, its probably bigger than i thought.

  4. shade says:

    heh, yeah it all happens down here. and did you know about the killer kangaroos…

    but seriously, sydney harbour is rather large. larger than it looks on tv i guess, which leads to an interesting point – it’s the opera house that’s small. really, forget what you’ve seen on tv, it’s small and dirty. i reckon lots of tourists are very dissapointed by it heh